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Ernest Howard Shepard (1879 - 1976)

Lot 380: SHEPARD, E.H.

Sotheby's

December 16, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Two illustrations from When We Were Very Young

Condition Note:

Christopher Robin at the door of 'The Wrong House', 170 by 135mm., signed 'EHS' in lower right corner; Blackbird calling from a may-tree, 87 by 114mm., unsigned; both ink drawings heightened and corrected with gouache, laid-down to card and mounted

Notes

These two drawings comprise the complete illustrations for 'The Wrong House' from When We Were Very Young. The first drawing is reproduced on page 63 and the second on page 64.

I went into a house, and it wasn't a house,
It has big steps and a great big hall;
But it hasn't got a garden,
A garden
A garden
It isn't like a house at all.

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